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React as a Platform

Leland Richardson at Chain React 2017

React provides an abstraction between the description of a UI and the details of how it's rendered on a given platform. The problem is that `div` and `span` are a hidden dependency on `react-dom`, and similarly, React Native's `View` is an explicit dependency on Native, making both not quite as "cross-platform" as we want them to be. Learn how we as a community can get around these issues, and what we can unlock by doing so.